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June 6, 2024(1 event)

7:00 pm: Loud and Clear -- The Voices of Gay and Trans Literature

June 6, 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024

First Thursdays Arts Walk – Loud and Clear: The Voices of Gay and Trans Literature

Riverside Main Library Community Room

3900 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

7:00-8:00 PM; doors open at 6:30 PM

Free and open to the public.

Celebrate Pride with Inlandia Institute and Riverside Public Library at Riverside Main Library on Thursday, June 6, as LGBTQIA+ community members share literary passages by LGBTQIA+ authors who have influenced, encouraged, shaped, and inspired them. The program begins at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.

There will also be an open mic that is open to all! Please bring a (3-4 minute) passage by an LGBTQIA+ author you’d like to share.

Free and open to all. Join us – and be inspired, too.

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June 9, 2024(1 event)

Art Appreciation for Ekphrastic Poets and Writers with Jane Edberg and John Brantingham

June 9, 2024

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Art Appreciation for Ekphrastic Poets and Writers with Jane Edberg and John Brantingham

8-Week Asynchronous Writing Boot Camp

$150; to register:


In this 8-week asynchronous boot camp, participants will learn the artistic techniques – along with the design elements and principles – that artists use, and how understanding an artist's approach can enhance a poet's conversation of a work. An exploration of two- and three-dimensional art pieces will provide visual examples ranging from unusual contemporary work to old classics to ancient art. This class is open to all levels of experience, from the beginner to the professional writer. Prompts and an open forum will create opportunities for feedback from instructors and fellow writers.


Jane Edberg holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis with an emphasis in photography, painting, and performance art. She taught photography and art for thirty years, retiring after twenty years at Gavilan College. Her art has been published and exhibited internationally. Jane is the author of the art illuminated memoir, The Fine Art of Grieving, published by Linen Press Books, 2024. Her writing is featured in the books, Death, and its Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Beautiful Lessons: Field Notes from The Death Dialogues Project; Sasse Museum of Art: Terry Givens Ekphrasis Collection; My Dead, Kelsey Books, 2024, in the flash anthology, BAM 42 Stories (to be released October 2024); and in journals, including Cholla Needles, and Gyroscope Review.


John Brantingham was Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ first poet laureate. His work has been featured in hundreds of magazines, Writers Almanac and The Best Small Fictions 2016 and 2022. He has nineteen books of poetry and fiction including Life: Orange to Pear (Bamboo Dart Press). He is the founder and general editor of The Journal of Radical Wonder.  He lives in Jamestown, NY.

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